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YouShape Award

At Scouts, young people learn how to speak up and take the lead. That’s what the new YouShape Award is all about.

Get ready, the YouShape Award is here!

The YouShape Award makes it even easier to embed being youth shaped into your programme. At the same time, it’ll help young people work with their leaders to learn leadership skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

The journey so far

By 2025, our goal is that 250,000 young people will have the opportunity to shape their experience at Scouts every year. This award helps us get there. It makes it even easier to embed chances for young people to speak up and take the lead right into our programmes.

If you’re a Youth Commissioner, check out our page on information for Youth Commissioners for some hints and tips for supporting other volunteers in delivering the award. 

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Meet the badges

Your questions answered

Share #YouShape on social media

We want to see your progress on social media. Tag us, tweet us, and share your pictures using the hashtag #YouShape. Find us on:




Find resources to help get the word out online in the Scout brand centre.